On Thursday 07th October 2021 we celebrated National Poetry Day.
To celebrate, YoungWriters are running a poetry competition for anyone aged 11-18.
- Every entrant receives a bookmark.
- YoungWriters award a certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication- that’s right, you could become a PUBLISHED POET! Your work could be chosen to be published in the EMPOWERED poetry anthology!
- The 5 favourite published poets will each win £100 and a trophy!
(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2021.)
See Mrs Latham in FF5 (CB3 during form time) for an entry sheet, or print one from the YoungWriters website.
Use the planning side of the entry sheet to help you, and write your poem on the other side of the entry sheet.
Hand your sheet in to Mrs Latham by 14th October 2021
Good luck- be EMPOWERED!
A Poem by Mrs Latham on the theme of this year ‘Choices’:
We don’t need no maths books
Or past books, or this is what a good answer
We don’t need no essays or canteen trays
Lunchtime stays or ‘education pays’ stuff
No teachers teaching, preaching
To us like we need it
We don’t need no reading or pleading
For help, we’re too cool
For that dealing, that teacher’s pet squealin’.
We need street cred, popularity instead
Pop stars and rock stars
Instagram pics, that’s what’s sick
We need the he said she said, going to bed
At 4am, I’ll sleep when
I’m dead lark
We need good looks and right hooks
Trends and time with friends
You know, the stuff what matters
And a plaster, for when we scrape our knees
cos we’re upset
When we find out
just how hard